The weekend was just okay… I mean, it was good, but maybe not great? I was up early both days- Saturday Asher had swim practice at 7, and Sunday I drove Ethan to work by 7. This isn’t a big deal, really, because I usually always wake up pretty early. But I do like having a day to sort of just lounge around, take it slow. (Normally Ivan would take at least one of the early drives, but he was up later both nights, so I ended up doing it.)
It didn’t help matters that on Saturday Ethan had a soccer game in Milwaukee at 7 p.m.– which meant we didn’t get home until after 10:30 p.m. Might have been almost 11, actually, because we stopped for Culver’s after the game.
Asher had had a soccer game about 35 minutes away earlier at 1 pm on Saturday, so Ivan took that one and I stayed home and went to the gym and did some other random things.
Sunday just felt a little more on the draining side versus restorative, but it also felt good to get some things done.
Ethan was at work all day, so that was kind of weird. It’s just odd for him to be away all day! Work is going well, but it’s a new experience for all of us. There’s a “learning curve”. We need to work out some kinks regarding how many hours exactly we should let him work, and when. More on this another time.
Ivan and I ran several errands, including a stop at Michael’s to pick up a new fall garland. (At this point, on stop #1, Ivan was already saying, “I should have just stayed home”. Oddly, he wasn’t excited to browse the fall decor??)
Then we hit up Target because I wanted to get a jump on buying some orange lights!! I always string some outside and I even put some up inside the house for Halloween. They can tend to sell out though, so I wanted to grab some early. We browsed around some other things, too. I bought Halloween frosting and cupcake stuff already. Feeling so proud of myself for doing this in advance!
Then, we got groceries. On Sunday afternoon. Our store is always soooo busy on the weekends. I’m trying to embrace a little better the fact that places are really busy on the weekends. I feel like I let this annoy me more than it should. I mean, duh. People are off on the weekends. I am ALSO one of these people who works during the week and is off on the weekends. Therefore, I am actively contributing to the crowds, and I have no right to be “crabby” because other people are also out shopping on the weekends! Ha. This feels like a mindset shift thing. I tried to view all the cars and people and be happy about it. People! In public! After the pandemic, THIS IS A GOOD THING!!! People are out and about and living life, as we should be, as innately social human beings! Yay! People are fueling the economy and visiting shops and restaurants and all the normal things. Anyway, I tried to catch my inner grumbling about the busy parking lots, and I think it helped a little, at least. 🙂
Asher had a 4 pm soccer game (in town), and then I made a shrimp ceviche for during the Packers vs Bears football game.
I don’t often drink much beer at home, but a crisp Corona with lime always goes soooo well with the freshness of a shrimp ceviche.
Yesterday I had a big case of the Mondays, though. I just felt blah all morning. I felt tired/ groggy and just not in the mood to work. I ended up skipping the gym (well, rescheduling to later in the day- I did go!) and parked myself at the bar in our basement with my laptop. Since I didn’t have any 1:1 training to do right away, I sat and did some more low key work while I rode out my cranky mood. I really wanted to catch some of the Queen’s funeral! I can’t say I follow the Royal Family closely, but this was a historic moment. So, I wanted to at least witness some of it.
I didn’t catch much of the commentary, but I saw bits and pieces at least. Very impressive event! I was so touched by the scene at the end when they sang the national anthem for the first time with the words “God save the KING”, instead of “Queen”, as it had been for so many years. They zoomed in on King Charles’ face, and it showed such overwhelming emotion!! My eyes teared up for him!
I also always enjoy the glimpses of George and Charlotte. It makes me wonder how they handle being under the parenting spotlight like that…. I texted my sister, “I always imagine Kate and William leaning over and saying, through gritted teeth, “So help me God, if you make one single scene during this event….“. hahaha! They are just kids, after all… I’m sure they have their moments. 😉
Anyway, the day got better, mostly, but as I told Ivan before bed, “This just wasn’t my most favorite day ever.” lol. Oh well. I guess the not-so-good days are needed to make the really good ones shine.
I am grateful to live in a house with many windows! I’ve been places in Central America where there are literally no windows in a house. So grateful to have windows. Do you ever think about your windows? 😉